LIVE MATCH COVERAGE

Internationals

Thumb_wales-ed Wales

12

Thumb_argentina-ed Argentina

26
Kick-off local time : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 14h30
Kick-off : Sat, 10 November 2012 - 16h30
Venue : Cardiff
Referee : Romain Poite (France)
Match status : Result
  Wales Argentina
Tries Juan Imhoff (54min)
Penalties Nicolas Sánchez (71min)
Conversions Nicolas Sánchez (55min) and Nicolas Sánchez (60min)
Penalty tries
Yellow cards
Red cards
DGs Nicolas Sánchez (10min) and Nicolas Sánchez (51min)
Commentary
Minute Commentary

80

The Pumas take their time setting up the line-out and keep it tight, not giving Wales a sniff. It's kicked into touch and it's all over - the Pumas upset Europe's champion side.

78

Wales' hopes are shattered as the Pumas win a turnover penalty 5m from their try-line.

76

Wales win a penalty and Phillips takes it quickly. Continuity by Wales now as they spread the Pumas thin ...

74

Wales are pinned at scrum time on halfway so Sanchez will try his luck and eat up valuable seconds. It's short and kicked straight back by Wales.

71

The Pumas revert to a tactical kicking game and a Welsh error gives them an attacking line-out. Turnbull doesn't release as he attempts a turnover and Sanchez lands the PENALTY.

68

The Pumas wheel the scrum, snatching it from the back and kicking ahead. Wales kick straight back so Sanchez goes for a drop but this time it's well wide.

65

Wales turn down a shot at goal as time ticks away. Can they score? Not this time as the Pumas poach the line-out and clear.

62

Phillips goes blind but he only has front row forwards in support and the Pumas force them over the touchline.

60

Sanchez is successful with his touchline CONVERSION.

59

It's all Pumas. Imhoff does brilliantly to kick forward and North is forced into touch. It's taken wide from the line-out and Camacho scores in the corner - TRY time Pumas.

55

Sanchez adds the CONVERSION.

54

The Pumas pounce as Leguizamon offloads to Lobbe who finds Imhoff with an offload and the wing is in - TRY!

51

Sanchez makes amends with a second DROP-GOAL.

48

Hernandez has to clear in a hurry and gains little ground on the angle. The ball is slowed down but again the Pumas concede what should be an easy penalty. Halfpenny kicks the PENALTY - 12-6 Wales.

44

The Pumas win another shot at goal - they're dominating the breakdown at present. It's another bad miss.

42

Sanchez misses off the upright, poor miss by him.

41

It's anybody's game as Hernandez starts the second half. The Pumas snatch the ball on the deck and work it wide. It's coughed up but Wales concede a penalty

40

The Pumas are away on turnover ball. Faletau makes a crucial tackle on Landajo and Wales weather the storm. A knock by the Pumas brings an end to a scrappy half with the visitors trailing despite enjoying the lion's share of the possession.

37

Priestland finds touch inside the Pumas' 22 but that man Jones lets them off the hook by going in from the side.

36

The Pumas continue to pile on the pressure but Jarvis wins a textbook breakdown penalty.

34

A wayward ball goes straight to North so another opportunity goes a begging.

32

Jarvis, whops been solid at scrum time, receives attention but he's good to go. Cynically, Jones hits Hernandez late. It's a penalty and nothing more says the ref.

30

The Pumas are forced to go the aerial route as Wales' defence is watertight. The hosts have little difficulty clearing their line.

26

The Pumas once again infringe in their own half, gifting Wales three more points as Halfpenny nails his third PENALTY.

24

Wales lose Roberts, who limps off after going into a tackle head first. Hook is on in his place.

23

Wales win a turnover but the Pumas scramble back well in defence and Hernandez finds touch near half-way.

20

Sanchez lines up another drop but this time it's just wide.

18

The Pumas work a turnover and have numbers out wide. Hernandez links up with Imhoff who chips ahead. Tiesi is on hand but he loses the ball in contact 5m from the line.

15

Wales make easy metres playing with width but Roberts spills possession in contact.

14

Wales ask questions of the Pumas defence in their first real attacking opportunity and the visitors are caught coming in from the side. Halfpenny kicks the PENALTY and to add injury to insult, Contepomi is stretchered off following a knee injury.

10

The Pumas work their way back into Welsh territory and Sanchez slots a slick DROP-GOAL.

9

The Pumas can't find a way through early on so Hernandez tries a grubber but it's easily fielded and cleared.

6

The Pumas butcher the restart, giving Wales a strong attacking platform from where the packs win a scrum penalty. Halfpenny pops over the PENALTY and it's all square.

3

Evans is penalised for a high tackle which sees Contepomi open the scoring with a 36m penalty.

2

An early mistake by Wales give the Pumas good field position but a knock-on halts the attack

0

And Priestland gets us underway in Cardiff.

-5

The Welsh team include 11 Grand Slam winners as well as a debutant in tighthead Jarvis. The teams have run on to the field and we are moments away from kick-off.

-10

Bolstering the Pumas' chances are the returns of key backs Contepomi and Hernandez who will bring invaluable experience to the back division at No.12 and No.15 respectively. They will, however, be without influential forwards Roncero and Albacete.

-20

In what has been a closely contested rivalry, Wales edge the Pumas six-four in the teams' last 10 Tests dating back to 1999. The Six Nations Grand Slam champions enter the contest as favourites, having won the last three games - all in Cardiff. The Pumas' last win in Cardiff came back in 2001 but with the experience they gained in the inaugural Rugby Championship, the visitors should not be counted out.

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Welcome to live coverage of what should be an enticing encounter between Wales and Argentina.
Wales
Players
15 Liam Williams
14 Alex Cuthbert
13 Jonathan Davies
12 Jamie Roberts
11 George North
10 Dan Biggar
9 Mike Phillips
8 Toby Faletau
7 Josh Turnbull
6 Dan Lydiate
5 Alun Wyn Jones
4 Luke Charteris
3 Samson Lee
2 Ken Owens
1 Gethin Jenkins

Substitutes
23 Matthew Morgan
22 James Hook
21 Gareth Davies
20 Dan Baker
19 Jake Ball
18 Aaron Jarvis
17 Paul James
16 Matthew Rees
Argentina
Players
15 Joaquin Tuculet
14 Juan Imhoff
13 Marcelo Bosch
12 Juan Martin Hernandez
11 Manuel Montero
10 Nicolas Sánchez
9 Martín Landajo
8 Leonardo Senatore
7 Juan Manuel Leguizamon
6 Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe
5 Matías Alemanno
4 Mariano Galarza
3 Ramiro Herrera
2 Agustin Creevy
1 Marcos Ayerza

Substitutes
23 Lucas Gonzalez Amorosino
22 Jerónimo de la Fuente
21 Tomas Cubelli
20 Rodrigo Baez
19 Benjamin Macome
18 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
17 Bruno Postiglioni
16 Matías Cortese